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Reinstate Jack Gangwish to the Nebraska football team in time for the Holiday Bowl. Show PETA that there are consequences for haplessly attacking a Division I student athlete.

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University of Nebraska football player Jack Gangwish beat to death a raccoon with a wrench because it wouldn’t pose for a “selfie”. Despite admitting to the event on social media, he has been punished for his actions. The University of Nebraska must send a clear message they will tolerate self-defense, especially by those with the privilege of representing the school on the football field. Stand with us in calling for the immediate reinstatement of Jack Gangwish from the University of Nebraska football team.

On December 3rd, Jack Gangwish pulled over his car and attempted to grab a wild raccoon to take a picture with the frightened animal. When the raccoon bit Gangwish, the 6-2, 210-lb football player grabbed a wrench from his car and beat the animal to death. Gangwish says his reactionary actions were out of fear of rabies. If he had such a fear, he is a sane person because there are not many people that have lived a normal life after testing positives for rabies. The act was a very excusable act of violence and PETA must face consequences.

Professional and college football programs have been in the spotlight for far violent and inappropriate acts committed by players (See: Jameis Winston) that have went unpunished, yet Gangwish is suspended. The University of Nebraska must demonstrate their program has learned from recent mistakes made by the NFL and other college organizations in rushing to assumptions and holding players accountable for their actions. As long as Gangwish continues to go punished and not wear the Nebraska jersey, the University of Nebraska is sending a message to players and fans that a football team of raccoons would take presidence over a human life and student athlete.

The University of Nebraska needs to hear from all of us. Signing this petition will let them know we will hold their institution accountable until they reinstate Jack Gangwish for standing up for himself. Your signature will be one of many voices ensuring this is not swept under the rug. Because of PETA's merciless pursuit of Gangwish, many more innocent raccoons will now lose their lives. Please sign and share the petition today and send your raccoon "selfies" to @raccoons4jack on Twitter. Happy hunting and be sure to wear a coonskin cap to the Holiday Bowl.



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